Creston wrote on Sep 29, 2019, 14:53:
Hey monitor gurus, question:
If you play a game on an ultra-wide monitor and it doesn't support the ultra-wide resolution, what happens? Do you just get black bars on both sides of the monitor? Does it stretch the image to fit? Is that a choice, or something that just happens?
Thanks in advance!
What happens when you play a game that doesn't support the ratio you are running at completely depends on several factors.
1. The monitor may have controls to stretch or shrink it to fit
2. The game may have those some controls (most don't)
3. Neither of the above and you get one of two things, either the game will automatically stretch to fill the screen and look like ass, or it will be centered in the middle of your screen with huge black bars.
Generally you get the first part of #3 if you don't have control over #1 or #2. However, most monitors these days have settings that are configured from your display drivers that tell it what to do in situations where the game doesn't support the resolution.
Which game(s) are you looking at that might have this issue? You can also visit https://www.wsgf.org/
and get info on monitors and games.